The Best Rubbish Bins For Kitchens

Say Goodbye to Messy Kitchens: Discover the Ultimate Rubbish Bins for a Clean and Organised Space

These are our top three picks for the most common rubbish bins for the kitchen:

We have all had the old rubbish bin hidden away in the pantry or sitting awkwardly in a kitchen corner at some stage or another.

There’s no getting away from having to have a rubbish bin in your kitchen somewhere, and choosing to have a rubbish bin designed and integrated into your kitchen cabinetry could be one of the wisest decisions you can make.

Apart from the hygiene aspect, a rubbish bin sitting around in the kitchen can be an eyesore, not smell very nice, and destroy the smooth, clean aesthetic you’re trying to create.

So, there are basically three types of common rubbish storage solutions for kitchens that are cost-effective, and we would recommend you consider:

  1. Swing-out bin attached to a base cabinet door.
  2. Slide-out bin attached to the base shelf under the sink.
  3. Pullout bin with either a large single bin container or multi-containers suitable for separating kitchen waste.

Types of Kitchen Bin Designs To Consider

Swing-out Bin or Halo Bin:

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This type of bin is hinged onto the back of a door, usually under the sink. These are ideal if you don’t have a lot of room for a separate bin cabinet.

Designed with a lid that opens and shuts as you swing the door, it’s an easy, cost-effective option for under-sink rubbish storage. The bin lifts out for easy emptying and cleaning.

The downside is that there is no way to separate plastics and biodegradable food scraps. These bins are limited in size and can only store smaller items.

Bins hinged onto the back of a door are very common in kitchens, and if you cannot fit a full pull-out bin, I would recommend these handy little bins for everyday kitchen rubbish.

Hafele NZ has a range of Halo bins available to be viewed:

Slide-out Bin Attached to the Bottom Shelf Behind a Door:

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Single or double pull-out bins are designed to be installed on the bottom shelf of your sink cabinet behind the doors.

The ability to sort your rubbish for recycling is a big advantage with these types of double bins. With two containers, you can sort and store easily.

The downside is the fact that you must have a larger sink cabinet width-wise to accommodate these bins and the plumbing, and generally, that ensures there’s no room for a waste master.

Plus, there is quite a lot of bending down, and they are a bit awkward, so they may not suit everyone.

Pull-out Drawer/Bin Systems:

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These bins are installed in a separate cabinet specifically designed for rubbish collection and generally placed as close to the sink as possible. The image shown is a Hideaway bin.

The ability to sort your rubbish for recycling is again an advantage. The best point about these bins is that they are installed at bench height, so access, cleaning, and use are by far the easiest, with no bending down or having to lift heavy bins from the floor to the benchtop.

1, 2, 3, or 4 container options are available in the pull-out drawer version, and with so many combinations to choose from, you are free to sort and recycle with ease.

The downside is cost and the fact that you need to have the space in your kitchen designed for a specialized cabinet for waste storage. If you have the room and your budget allows, definitely, this is the way to go!